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Bad Drones, Good Taliban

This was originally published as my weekly column BAAGHI in Daily Times on May 1, 2011 Last week was all taken up by the anti-drone sit-in initiated by…

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The Question of Identity

It was published as my weekly column BAAGHI in Daily Times on April 24, 2011 A popular line of argument, available to the analysts on Pakistan, has been…

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Take it Mukhtar!

This piece originally appeared in Dawn.com on April 22, 2011   Take it Mukhtar, thats how we treat our daughters! What would Mukhtar Mai be thinking right now?…

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Big Ban Hypes Political Islam

This originally appeared as my weekly column BAAGHI in Daily Times on April 17, 2011 “Shame on France. Hijab is our identity” — read a placard held by…

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Heck, No HEC!

Published as weekly column BAAGHI in Daily Times on Sunday, April 10, 2011 Following the decision of the Parliamentary Commission on the Implementation of the Eighteenth Amendment (PCIEA),…

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Let Not the Fire Kiss Your Door

My weekly column BAAGHI, that appeared in Daily Times on Sunday April 3, 2011 One is speechless to see how ethnic and religious radicalisation has been allowed in…

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Pakistan Day: Stop Lying

Originally published in Daily Times on Sunday March 27, 2011 as my weekly column Baaghi   One cannot help but feel peevish at the engineered and fraudulent yet…

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Lets Say It: Taseer Was Right!

Originally published in Daily Times on Sunday, March 20, 2011 It is high time that we call a spade a spade. Bhatti died because he supported what Taseer…

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